Health Board News

'Compassionate' Speech and Language Therapist recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Speech and Language Therapist who went above and beyond for one of her patients at HMP Berwyn has received a special award.

Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery

A former Bangor University lecturer is back on his feet and has returned from instructing a mountain leadership course in India following life changing hip surgery last year.

One-stop dysphagia clinic delivers more efficient service at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A one-stop dysphagia clinic at Ysbyty Gwynedd is providing a more efficient service for patients, with quicker diagnosis and minimal waiting times for appointments.

Anglesey author's first novel aims to highlight mental health, suicide and bereavement

An Anglesey woman who experienced the tragedy of losing a child to suicide has penned a book to help others through their grief.

Warning to parents about dangerous social media trend

Parents and children are being warned about the dangers of a social media prank resulting in serious injuries to children and young people. As part of the Skullbreaker or Jump-Trip-Challenge, an unexpecting participant is asked by two friends to jump in the air, during which his/her legs are swept from under them, causing them to fall on their back.

More people encouraged to consider a 'hugely rewarding' career in mental health nursing

A senior North Wales nurse is encouraging more people to consider a ‘hugely rewarding’ career in mental health nursing.

Wrexham mental health ward lands first gold accreditation award

A Wrexham Maelor Hospital team which supports older adults with mental health problems has become the first in North Wales to receive a top health award. Staff on Hydref Ward at the hospital’s Heddfan Psychiatric Unit have been awarded Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Gold Accreditation for providing the highest standards of care.

The NHS in North Wales has once again been recognised for its commitment to supporting equality and inclusion across its workforce

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has once again been named as the best ranked Welsh health employer by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2020.

Relatives' room officially opened at Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department have worked in partnership with the charity 2 Wish Upon A Star to open a new family room for bereaved parents.

Immunisation – a simple way to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases across North Wales

People are being urged to take some simple steps to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases across North Wales.

New era for endoscopy as camera pill introduced in North Wales hospitals

State of the art technology to diagnose abnormalities in the small bowel is now available for patients in North Wales.

New mental health and wellbeing drop in centres open in Conwy and Denbighshire

New drop in centres will make it easier for people in Conwy and Denbighshire to access support for their mental health and wellbeing

Documentary provides glimpse into the busy lives of Ysbyty Gwynedd's surgical nurses

Nurses who work on two surgical wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd hope to inspire others into the profession through a new documentary.